Accused Priest, Governorís Cousin, Dies

By Neil Vigdor
CT Post
January 7, 2016

Rev. Joseph Malloy , in Stamford, Conn. March 21, 2002. Malloy, who was assigned to parishes in Bridgeport, Trumbull and Stamford, passed away Jan. 2 at Stamford Hospital. Rev. Malloy was a cousin of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

A Catholic priest who fought to clear his name from being associated with a $12 million sexual abuse settlement against the Diocese of Bridgeport and was a cousin of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has died.

The Rev. Joseph J. Malloy, 71, who was assigned to parishes in Bridgeport, Trumbull, Stratford and the gov ernorís home city of Stamford , died Saturday at Stamford Hospital. He was laid to rest Wednesday.

The clergyman went to his grave maintaining that he never fondled a former altar boy at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Trumbull, as he was accused of doing by the unidentified parishioner and the manís attorney.

But the diocese, beset by 26 claims of sexual abuse, agreed to include Malloy in the 2001 settlement that named five other priests. All but two of them were defrocked.

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